Strava on Windows phones

Strava does not offer an App for Windows Phones or Windows 10 and unfortunately, we do we have plans to support this operating system in the future. However, there are a handful of options or workarounds recommended by our community so that you can still post your GPS data to Strava:

  1. CycloMeter App: From the CycloMeter App, there is a plugin that can be purchased for a small amount to allow data to be automatically published to Strava.
  2. Cycle Tracks GPS: Similarly, publishing data to Strava from this app is a one-time add-on purchase.
  3. Run the Map
  4. Run.GPS
  5. Cyclers app for Windows phones
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  • Andrew, who is 'we'?

  • Put me on the beta tester list!

  • Andrew V - those are from an official Strava app for Win 10 under test? !

    Excellent news if so! :)

  • Guys, I work at a software startup (we have clients all around the world) and i know that developing and giving support to a windows 10 mobile app (besides ios and android apps) is not very demanding. But since you prefer to stick to the prejudice against microsoft (windows store apps work both on desktops and mobile devices), you could at least provide a better API!

  • Hello again. I'd like to answer some of your questions.

    @Todd Taylor: I've checked links - everything is ok. And I'm not a Strava employee. As you can see Strava is not interested in this app for Windows platform.

    @Old Bloke: "we" - are my friend and I. It's our first big project and we want to finish it and bring you the best experience of Strava on you Windows 10 Mobile.

    @Tim Moore: As I've said above, this app is not official (and I think it'll never be)

    Today the perfomance is rather poor, and we need to optimise it. The problem is that since I've broken my Lumia, I use iPhone and and also there is always the question of free time.

  • Was the article updated? Says posted on 1st July 2016...

    "Unfortunately, Strava does not currently offer support for Windows Phones or Windows 10 Mobile, nor do we have plans to support these operating systems in the future.

    Let us know what you think about the current options & workarounds, and any tips and tricks you'd like to share with the community about using Strava with these phones and operating systems"

    So in answer... simply plan for a Windows version. It's the only proper solution. I can understand the reluctance due to a small market share with Windows Phone but it's the lack of apps that prevents growth. You need to show the lead. You gain potentially millions of customers even with a small market share, and stand to gain more if people decide to switch to Windows Phone because their favourite app is available.

    Sure, Microsoft have launches of new phones on hold at present, but that's to change direction and cut back on too many budget phones (even though some are really very good), and to concentrate on the Surface phone next year.

    Need to be in there ready for it. Talk to Microsoft. Surely they'd be willing to support a Windows Phone version and to have it hook up with their own fitness solutions and the Band.

  • It would be great to have Strava on Windows 10. So now I use Cyclers. Its a pitty.

  • One more user that wants to make the swicht from Runtastic and use Strava on Windows Phone, pls pls make a UWP to use on the phone and see and analyze results with PC.

  • Sorry for the 'thread resurrection', however with the announcement of 'Beacon' hitting my inbox I can't help nut wonder if i'll get a reduced Premium fee for not having a WP app or use of the feature?

  • You want to know why they don't support Windows Mobile. Because they're typical of every single West Coast USA social network company EVER. MS Haters and utterly obsessed with their Fruity idevices. The ONLY reason that they develop Android is down to Market Share that they simply cannot ignore.
    So come on Strava. PROVE US WRONG!

  • +1 for STRAVA UWP (Universal Windows Platform).
    It would run on ANY Windows 10 device be it PC, tablet or phone.
    There are even bridges available that can help with porting an Android/iOS app to UWP: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/bridges

  • I am with most of the comment stated above (Strava could just port their Android app to windows), I have one other big complain: ok you don't develop for window, but if you don't do so, please please please, how come you don't have a website that render on a mobile phone!! How about responsive design?
    Also why can't I post my activity picture from the website (but I am forced to use BlueStack emulator on windows to use Strava Android App, just to post a picture?). Don't tell me to go Instagram making my picture public to achieve it.

    Beside this, the awful thing is that you have a very nice Platform, so it's just a shame you don't consider these asks... ;-)

  • Lack of responsive and touch friendly design is shame. Btw. strava seams to hate MS so much they even don't test in Edge browser. Some bugs are lingering since it's release.

     

  • Agreed, ability to post a picture to an activity is much required. Upload from the web site at least and yes a mobile version of the site would be great. I currently use a Garmin to track and can sync that with Strava via Garmin Connect app (yes, which has a Windows phone app), but if I want to edit the activity name on a phone it's difficult with the desktop site rendered on the phone and I cannot upload a photo. Instagram photos do work (and yes, there is an Instagram app on Windows phone) but I can't always get a signal during an activity to upload to Instagram. If the photo isn't uploaded to Instagram during the activity, it won't sync with Strava even if I upload it later.

  • I am a software developer and i saw a lot company like this, most of them have a CTO that have a mac book 15 inches for development and for no reason think Microsoft is shit but if u ask them why they don't have actual reason, okay then i think i will move to Garmin they have a very good application in all platfroms.

  • 'Tracks for strava' from MS store is not perfect but seems to work and upload activieties to Strava. (It's not an official application of Strava Inc.)

  • Cycle Tracks GPS allows to upload tracks to OneDrive and then to Strava (purchase req)

  • With the "Cyclers" app, you can record and freely upload directly from the same app. It´s very easy and no need to dowload/upload gpx or tcx files: https://www.microsoft.com/pt-pt/store/p/cyclers/9wzdncrdmcxd

    Personally i prefer the "Rungps"app because it have: live track, ghost mode, gps voice navigation with track upload, lap record, live althimetry graphs, more than 10 voice parameters to hear during trainning, dedicated site, and other really good stuff and settings inside the app: https://www.microsoft.com/pt-pt/store/p/rungps-trainer/9wzdncrdq9mj

  • Is there something new with Strava & Win10 Mobile?

  • 3 years..... Come on pull your finger out!

  • Very sad

  • Gee, after 10 web pages of requests for an official Strava app for Windows Phones and still nothing, that is disappointing.

  • Try Fitbit on your Windows 10 phone. Then you can link your Strava from your Strava website with Fitbit and your Fitbit recorded activities automatically sync with Strava. You might even consider leaving Strava and rely totally on Fitbit. It has a very comprehensive data set: Sleep patterns, food intake, water intake, weight recording with Fitbit Aria, and heartbeat together with your activity recorded by a Fitbit wearable. You actually don't need Strava if you are on Fitbit, and you can leave Strava unless you have a compelling reason to have your Fitbit workouts recorded to Strava.

  • @Strava - guys, you should not look at Windows platform as the phone-only platform.

    Windows has UWP (Universal Windows Platform) which makes possible for applications to be available on phones, PCs, tablets, laptops, etc.. at the same time. So by making a Strava UWP app, you will actually do it for the whole Windows ecosystem.

    + it is really easy these days to port apps from iOS/Android to Windows UWP.

  • still waiting....

  • I see there have been requests to develop a WIndows app since 2014. It's now 2017 and still no app! I use a Magellan computer, so I have to do a 2-step process to get the ride onto Strava, which doesn't bother me at all, but I'd really like to be able to put photos up, via Instagram (which does have a Windows app), but you don't, so I can't and my Strava buddies miss out on seeing my ride pics. Is it just a snobbery thing? I know Windows phones aren't exactly objects of desire, but there must be a lot of Strava members out there like me, who have them, who you're ignoring.

  • I'm confused why Windows Phone users are surprised/disappointed that some apps aren't available on Windows Phone. The latest numbers I'm seeing show that 99.6% of phones sold last quarter were running Android or iOS.

    I'll put it this way, at a bike rally with 1,000 smartphone-using riders , 996 of them use Android/iOS devices, and only three of them use Windows Phones. Three!?

    Don't get me wrong, I actually want more competition in the mobile device OS space, and wish Windows had more market share. I have a Windows phone for work. but put yourself in the shoes of a big app developer like Strava, and it absolutely doesn't make any sense whatsoever to allocate their finite development and testing resources away from the 99.6% user base.

    http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/16/14634656/android-ios-market-share-blackberry-2016

  • So the market's not that big but it's not exactly rocket science to make their app run on a Windows Phone and then they could say they support everyone. They could probably hire a high school kid to do the project.

  • Jeff McAhren: It's not about windows phone. It's about Windows 10 in general. Application written for windows 10 with responsive UI (in similar way web pages working on all form factors) run on windows desktops, tablets, xbox and phones as well. At the moment windwos 10 user base is about 500 hundred mil..

  • .. garmin connect apps for example works on all windows form factors... and by the way. ms offers tool for quick porting of existing ios and android application to windows 10 (universal windows platform) so dev costs are minimal.. this is pure hate on strava's side. They have an audience on windows 10, they have the resources and it's not that work intensive..

    On the other side. Strava seems to neglect they're web pages as well. They haven't changed a long time and are severely lacking behind today's standards. No new features... it looks like strava decided they have done enough, stopped inovating and started milking.

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